Great start Tony. I would kind of like to do Paris some day, but wonder how long I'll continue with road marathons after next year. I'd like to have a go at some trail stuff (have entered the Harewood House off-road half in Feb) and maybe an ultra. On verra!
Hi Tony! Just popping by somewhat belatedly to wish you good luck with the training plan. Even though I'm shooting for sub 4 at Manchester I'll probably be following your progress more than Amy's, as her training plan is clearly aimed at someone who's capable of much better than just under four hours due to her speediness. As you said, we are similar in capability and age, so will be flying the flag for the geriatrics! Based on my HM PB set at the GNR last year the RW race time predictor says I should be capable of 3:56, so I intend to follow the Asics general sub 4 plan and see what happens. At the moment I'm training for our local HM in York, the Brass Monkey on 18th Jan, so will drop onto week 4 of the marathon plan after that. I also lived in Paris for a while in the early 90s (but sadly only for a few months), so would have loved to win Asics 26.2, but luckily we weren't in competition with each other! All the best and look foward to sharing the journey to April.
Haha yes, no need to be tactful Tony - by revealing in my Asics 26.2 entry that sub 4 would be a Good For Age time for me everyone will know how extremely old I am! Bit busy with Christmas stuff this aft, but will definitely check out your thread later on.
Whoa, not been on here for a couple of days and it's all kicking off! I had a similar incident to Amy in the spring - was due to do Manchester and got sick the night before. No way I could have left the loo on race morning! So I did Milton Keynes instead a month later. A good event - loved the stadium finish - but Manchester definitely a better course for a shot at a sub 4 PB next spring. Don't think I'll be following your personal plan Amy, as the speed sessions are a bit fast for me, but will follow the generic Asics sub 4 plan and see how it goes. I'm sure you'll have no probs whatsoever with sub 4 so long as you don't set off too fast.
Good luck Amy! I am going to be following the Asics sub 4 plan to see if I can do it at Manchester. I'm sure with your speedy half PB you will nail it with no probs. Look forward to following your journey x